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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

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Trump Announces Signing Date for ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal
January 01, 2020

Trump Announces Signing Date for ‘Phase One’ China Trade Deal

By Associated Press
The deal will be inked on January 15 in Washington, Trump says, and “Phase Two” negotiations will start soon thereafter.
New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
December 31, 2019

New Year Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
How China, Japan, and India should look to keep their economies on track in 2020.

Asia’s Prize Winners From the Year of the Pig
December 24, 2019

Asia’s Prize Winners From the Year of the Pig

By Anthony Fensom
Bestowing end-of-the-year accolades to Asian economies.

Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy
December 24, 2019

Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy

By Kyle Ferrier
President Moon will have to fight external tailwinds to try and boost South Korea's economy.

Why a ‘Phase One’ Deal Won’t Solve the US-China Trade War
December 13, 2019

Why a ‘Phase One’ Deal Won’t Solve the US-China Trade War

By Daisuke Minami
Even if a deal is reached, neither side can trust the other to implement it.
The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers
December 11, 2019

The Belt and Road: Calculating Winners and Losers

By Shannon Tiezzi
A World Bank working paper attempts to put a number on the gains – and potential losses – for each country.

A Manufacturing Exodus in China—Fact or Fiction?
December 10, 2019

A Manufacturing Exodus in China—Fact or Fiction?

By Dingding Chen
Is China scrambling to stem a manufacturing exodus as the trade war continues?
China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order
December 05, 2019

China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Winston Ma.

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?
November 26, 2019

What Can We Learn From ‘Made in Japan’?

By He Jun
Japanese manufacturing has shifted from making brand-name products to cornering specific segments of the global supply chain.

Tsai Ing-wen Calls for Taiwan-US Bilateral Trade Agreement
November 22, 2019

Tsai Ing-wen Calls for Taiwan-US Bilateral Trade Agreement

By Nick Aspinwall
The TAIPEI Act, which passed the U.S. Senate last month, also urges negotiations for an FTA, but political obstacles prevent a deal from happening immediately.

Scramble for the Indo-Pacific Seabed
November 16, 2019

Scramble for the Indo-Pacific Seabed

By Drake Long
China is poised to dominate seabed mining – if it ever becomes feasible, that is.
WTO Reform: Will China Be Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?
November 15, 2019

WTO Reform: Will China Be Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

By Stephen Olson
China’s centrally managed economy continues to pose challenges for the international trading system. Will Beijing acknowledge that fact?

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